18.321 - 18.322 Annotation #15

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18.321

Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall:

a) subject to available resources, undertake a study to assess the effect on
Dalbergia/Guibourtia species in international trade of the exemptions contained in Annotation #15 for finished musical instruments, parts and accessories, and the conservation implications thereof;

b) bring any scientific or technical issues to the attention of the Plants Committee and seek its advice; and

c) report the results of its evaluation along with its recommendations to the Standing Committee.

18.322

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall in the context of its work on annotations under the relevant Decisions, consider any report by the Secretariat in accordance with Decision 18.321, undertake additional evaluation if necessary and report to the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties. If warranted, the Standing Committee may work with relevant Parties in preparing an amendment proposal for the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.